World Series of Fighting: Karakhanyan Gets Reebok Deal, Newell Wants Title Fight

World Series of Fighting’s Georgi Karakhanyan recently spoke about his new one-year sponsorship deal with Reebok. Check it out below:

On his sponsorship: “I’m very happy to partner up with such a good brand and make a lot of noise this year.”

On doing commercials and photo shoots for the brand in Moscow: “It’s my first time in Russia in 16 years. I get to go back and see the motherland.”

On the sponsorship signifying a new stage in his career: “This is just the beginning. Every day I wake up, it’s like my first day doing MMA. I’m just training as hard as I can…It’s very surreal. My hard work is paying off, but again, in my head, I’m not a different person because of this deal. I’m the same person. I’m very humble. This is good, but I’m on to better things, and I want to win a lot of fights. This fight after, I want to be in the top 10.”

The Russian is 23–3-1 and is currently on a nine fight win streak.

-Speaking of World Series of Fighting, WSOF lightweight contender Nick Newell recently spoke about wanting to fight Justin Gaethje for the WSOF Lightweight Title. Check it out below:

On Wanting to Challenge Justin Gaethje For The WSOF Lightweight Title: “I want that fight because I feel like I would be the underdog, and I love surprising people. It would be 11-0 vs. 11-0 with 10 first-round finishes, and he’s got 10 finishes, too,” Newell said. “He’s been killing all the top guys over in WSOF, and I think it’s a fight everyone wants to see.”

 

On Getting The Title Shot: “I guess they want to build it up a little more, but it could be next,” Newell said. ‘If (WSOF matchmaker) Ali (Abdelaziz) calls me up, I’ll say, ‘Send me the contract.'”

 

On Being Happy With WSOF: “They’re treating me well, and I’m able to make a living doing what I love, so I’m not going to complain or be a pain to them,” he said. “I just want to fight the best fighters possible. As long as they give me someone good, and someone to build my stock, I’m happy.”

Tags: Georgi Karakhanyan Justin Gaethje Nick Newell WSOF

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